Sports

Drezek chases All-American dream

Cumberland senior records country’s third-fastest time in steeplechase, prepares for New Balance Nationals
CUMBERLAND – Ben Drezek didn’t hop in a DeLorean and take a trip into the future, but last Saturday, the Cumberland High senior was competing against collegiate athletes in a track and field meet at... more

A great race, a greater cause

Veterans Home Run: A 5K Walk ‘n’ Run attracts large turnout, benefits veterans’ initiatives
PAWTUCKET – There were plenty of winners at last Saturday morning’s Veterans Home Run: A 5K Walk ‘n’ Run at McCoy Stadium, from the first-place finishers of the 3.1-mile race to the veterans’ causes... more

Spartans pick up big victory over Chieftains

Five-run fifth-inning rally helps Scituate claim D-II showdown
SCITUATE – After losing four of its last five games, the Scituate High baseball team picked up a big win over their neighboring rival, Ponaganset, last Saturday afternoon by taking advantage of... more

Tigers sew up fifth place in D-II

Boys' volleyball team rolls into playoffs with 12-4 record
PAWTUCKET – The Tolman High boys’ volleyball team assured itself of a fifth-place finish in the Division II standings last week by capturing its final three regular-season matches. The Tigers netted... more

Chargers seek return to playoffs

BMR softball team hopes to end final week of regular season on high note
UXBRIDGE – In its quest to return to the postseason, the Blackstone-Millville Regional softball team had found itself stuck at eight wins since the beginning of May, but on Monday afternoon, the... more

Smithfield girls’ lacrosse team savors another winning season

Fifth-year varsity program turns attention to Div. II playoffs
SMITHFIELD – After being eliminated in the Division II semifinals last year, the Smithfield High girls’ lacrosse team is back in the playoffs this season, and with their D-II regular season in the... more

Young Cougars take pride in 4-6 season

Golf team falls to Johnston in playoff match; Petracca awaits return to RIIL Championships
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The good news for the North Providence High golf team entering this season was that, despite losing five of its seven players to graduation – four of them All-Division selections,... more

Smithfield golf team seizes third straight division title

LINCOLN – Seniors Brian Goodwin and Spencer Santucci shared medalist honors with rounds of 41 last Thursday afternoon to lead the Smithfield High golf team to a 172-192 victory over Cumberland at... more

Smithfield girls capture Class C track meet again

Ezeama, Bagus help Sentinels win fifth straight championship
NORTH SCITUATE – The two-time defending state champion Smithfield High girls’ track and field team continued its dominance of the Class C championship meet last Saturday afternoon at Ponaganset High... more

Lincoln’s Andrews breaks four school records at Class B meet

WESTERLY – Lincoln High senior Samantha Andrews was busy rewriting her girls’ track and field team’s record books at last Saturday’s Class B championship meet at Westerly High, as she broke four... more

Bauer brothers land All-District I, WPI’s top honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – Former Cumberland High All-State swimmers Andrew Bauer, pictured left, and Jack Bauer, who recently concluded exceptional seasons for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute men’s swim... more

Braga repeats as winner of Chieftain Challenge 5K

NORTH SCITUATE – Former Ponaganset High basketball standout Bailey Braga repeated as the champion of the 7th annual Chieftain Challenge 5K on Saturday, May 13, as he posted a winning time of 18:48... more

Cougars sew up spot in Div. III tennis playoffs by rolling past Cranston East

CRANSTON – The North Providence High boys’ tennis team clinched its first Division III playoff berth in three seasons on Tuesday, May 16, by rolling to a 6-1 victory on the road over Cranston East.... more

Belisle wins Connecticut College’s Bos Award

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Cumberland’s Brian Belisle, who completed his hockey career this past winter at Connecticut College, received the school’s Erica M. Bos ’92 Award, which pays tribute to a student-... more

Sollitto, Domenici guide NP baseball team to second D-I victory of season

EAST GREENWICH – A week after picking up its first victory of the season, the North Providence High baseball team added its second one last Thursday afternoon by posting an 8-3 victory over East... more

Cumberland’s Wright continues solid play on Bryant baseball team

SMITHFIELD – Cumberland’s Chris Wright, a freshman first baseman/pitcher on the Bryant University baseball team, recently helped the Bulldogs win their sixth straight Northeast Conference regular-... more

Cumberland Youth Hockey League seeks players for R.I. summer JDL season

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Youth Hockey League recently announced that the upcoming Rhode Island Sports Center summer JDL season will start on June 23 and run until Aug. 20. All eligible players... more